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28 December 1940: Enemy Submarine Scare Off Coast of Malta

28 Dec

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ENEMY SUB DETECTED NEAR GRAND HARBOUR

HMS Parthian

HMS Parthian

An enemy submarine was reported by Jade tonight after an Asdic contact six miles off the entrance to Grand Harbour.  The contact was attacked and four hours later Parthian, on leaving harbour, reported seeing bubbles as from a submarine about five miles south east of the original contact point.  A n initial search around the bubbles failed to locate anything.  A further investigation of the area is expected.

AIR RAIDS DAWN 28 DECEMBER TO DAWN 29 DECEMBER 1940

Weather  Cold and wet.

No air raids.

OPERATIONS REPORTS SATURDAY 28 DECEMBER 1940

8th Bn MANCHESTER REGIMENT  Aircraft moved from Ta Qali to Luqa. 

ROYAL ARMY ORDNANCE CORPS  Temporary preparations were completed for the expected arrival from the UK of personnel for the ammunition group and ammunition supply service.  Permanent offices and accommodation are in the course of being erected.

2nd Bn ROYAL WEST KENT REGIMENT  COs A and D Companies reconnaissance of Rinella Sector.

 

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